November

The Bad Plus + Project Karnak

Modern day avant garde jazz doesn\'t get much bigger than The Bad Plus. The Minneapolis based trio\'s extensive body of work goes back over 15 years, and have built up a diverse and ardent following, having successfully crossed over from the jazz world into rock and pop thanks to their covers of Nirvana, Neil Young, David Bowie, Radiohead and even Ligeti and Stravinsky\'s daunting The Rite Of Spring. Playing live, the trio\'s musicianship and performative qualities shine through, join us for their long awaited return to the Jazz Cafe in November.

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

The Bad Plus + Project ...

The Jazz Cafe
London

Friday

24 Nov

Alfa Mist: Antiphon (Live) At Omeara

Alfa Mist is one of London\'s finest talents to emerge within the jazz inspired hip-hop or hip-hop inspired jazz spectrum of recent years, with enourmous testament given to his newest project Antiphon. Combining influences from the likes of Miles Davis, The Roots & Avishai Cohen, Alfa Mist presents Antiphon (Live)! Tickets: dice.fm/event/alfa-mist-27th-nov-omeara-london-tickets http://omeara.seetickets.com/event/alfa-mist/omeara/1140219

OMEARA, London, United Kingdom

Alfa Mist: Antiphon (li...

OMEARA
London

Monday

27 Nov

Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers, also fondly known as The Godfather of Neo-Soul is simply a giant in the jazz world. Having been instrumental in the inception of both the acid jazz and jazz funk movements, his significance is well known today both in his own compositions (with hits including Everybody Loves the Sunshine and Searchin) and in rap music, having been sampled more than any other artist ever. It is truly an honour to welcome him back to his spiritual home at the Jazz Caf. Monday 27th w/ Poppy Ajudha: bit.ly/roy_mon Tuesday 28th w/ Desta French: bit.ly/roy_tues Wednesday 29th w/ Celeste: bit.ly/roy_weds Thurs 30th w/ Ruby Francis and Blue Lab Beats: bit.ly/roy_thurs

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Roy Ayers

The Jazz Cafe
London

Monday

27 Nov

Puma Blue At Corsica Studios

PUMA BLUE @ Corsica Studios special guests TBA Tickets are sale now at http://tinyurl.com/y73gy47p http://tinyurl.com/y9l6tkjn Puma Blue is the alias of South Londoner Jacob Allen, who has been delicately honing his purposefully paradoxical sound, blending downtown jazz sax lines with J Dilla grooves and a heart-wrenching vocal akin to Jeff Buckley, Chet Baker and Billie Holliday. This blend is completed by Allen\'s punk-inspired grit and the ferocity of his live performances, backed by a tight four-piece band, spewing out tortured love songs and sensual rhythms topped by his haunting falsetto vocals. poster - Jack N Richards

Corsica Studios, London, United Kingdom

Puma Blue At Corsica St...

Corsica Studios
London

Thursday

30 Nov

December

Lewis Parker, Ivan Ave, Fredfades

A bastion of quality in the British hip-hop scene, KingUnderground bring a very special line up to the Jazz Cafe in December. Heading up the bill is UK legend Lewis Parker, fresh from selling out the Jazz Cafe earlier this year in his homecoming show with Task Force. Joining him will be Oslo-based MC Ivan Ave and Fredfades, who will no doubt perform some of the tracks from their collaborative Hands and Breathe projects. Approaching the game with profound humility and a hunters bloodthirst, Ivan has proven himself a lyrical technician whose approach to the mic is as much about what hes saying as how he is saying it.

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Lewis Parker, Ivan Ave,...

The Jazz Cafe
London

Saturday

02 Dec

Christmas With Sinatra

Following their sell-out appearance at the Jazz Caf last year, the Sam Jewison Orchestra return to pay tribute to Frank Sinatra. Sinatra is a man who truly needs no introduction. From the onset of Sinatra-mania in 1942 to his death in 1998, Sinatra was not only a superstar, but the archetypal jazz singer. Nothing says it\'s Christmas more than listening to his back catalogue of festive songs, from \'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas\' to \'The Little Drummer Boy\' and everything in between. To do justice to Ol\' Blue Eyes, we\'ve once again teamed up with Sam Jewison and his Orchestra. Fresh from a host of performances this year, the orchestra is dedicated to recreating the sound of the Big Band and Golden Age of Hollywood eras. Led by vocalist, pianist and conductor Sam Jewison, who has been described by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association as "an M.D. professional beyond his years".

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Christmas With Sinatra...

The Jazz Cafe
London

Tuesday

12 Dec

Jazz At The Movies - Swinging Christmas

Our intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in Royal Albert Halls Elgar Room. An enchanting show rich with anecdote, sophistication and swing, A Swinging Christmas gathers jazzy festive favourites of the Silver Screen, as made famous by Ella, Eartha, Frank, Doris, Dean, Bing and a whole gang of cool celluloid cats and hip Hollywood chicks. Regularly sold-out at Ronnie Scotts, Jazz at the Movies are fronted by acclaimed singer Joanna Eden (the UKs answer to Norah Jones and Diana Krall Time Out) and featuring the groovy sounds of the Chris Ingham Quartet. This show will also feature special guest Mark Crooks, the clarinet and saxophone star of the internationally acclaimed John Wilson Orchestra. Movie songs like these provide good material for the best jazz singers. Joanna Eden and her first-class band had a ball with them and so did the audience. Jazz Journal

Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

Jazz At The Movies - Sw...

Royal Albert Hall
London

Thursday

14 Dec

The Brand New Heavies At Motion | Bristol

Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies, are a British music institution whose unique mix of jazz, funk and soul has lit up the UK music scene for well over two decades. Over the years The Brand New Heavies have been responsible for some of the UK\'s biggest R&B/soul tracks, scoring 16 top 40 singles including \'Dream On Dreamer\' and \'You\'ve Got A Friend\', as well as over two million album sales.

Marble Factory, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Brand New Heavies A...

Marble Factory
Bristol

Friday

15 Dec

January

Airs Moon Safari Performed By Steel Pan Fusion

Steel Pan Fusion stamp their own unique imprint to mark 20 years since Airs groundbreaking downtempo album \'Moon Safari\'. In tribute to Air\'s seminal album the 8-piece ensemble will be performing their own take on steel pans. The band is a contemporary take on steel pan, jazz and world music, and Moon Safari offers them an opportunity to further develop the fusion of their name. Expect experimental arrangements of classics like Sexy Boy and Kelly Watch the Stars, interspersed with solos from each of the 8 musicians. The impact of Airs 1998 debut album on the fledgling downtempo electronic genre cannot be understated. The 1990s had seen a wave of artists producing music to be played in chillout" rooms, with DJs and promoters seeking to bring down the tempo and vibe in clubs around the world. While Moon Safari fits perfectly into this bracket, it should be viewed as capable of delivering the emotional power of all great dance music, while containing enough authentic pop songs for it to be viewed as an accessible pop album in its own right.

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Airs Moon Safari Perfor...

The Jazz Cafe
London

Friday

19 Jan

Blue Lab Beats And Friends Present: The Sounds Of Jazzmatazz

Almost a quarter of a century after the release of Jazzmatazz Vol. 1, we are teaming up with North London duo Blue Lab Beats to revisit Gurus seminal debut album. The four volumes of Jazzmatazz constitute the first project to combine a live jazz band with hip-hop production and established rappers. The hybrid nature of the work demonstrates Gurus passion and affinity for both hip-hop and traditional jazz. Blue Lab Beats reimagining of Gurus work will seek to blur even further the lines between these two genres. They will pay homage to Guru and the musicians who helped to create Jazzmatazz, who counted Donald Byrd and Roy Ayers among them, while adding their own unique character to Loungin, Night Vision, and the rest.

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Blue Lab Beats And Frie...

The Jazz Cafe
London

Saturday

20 Jan

February

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Benny Goodman: King Of Swing

80 years on from Jazz\'s coming out party on the Carnegie Hall stage, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and special guests re-enact this monumental moment in music and social history. On January 16 1938, Benny Goodman made his debut on the USAs most significant classical stage. But the moment was about much more than Benny Goodman; it was an unprecedented presentation of authentic Jazz and racial integration on a stage of unparalleled prestige. True to form, the King of Swing celebrated the music on its own terms, introducing the public to real Jazz elements and extensive improvisation during an era fixated on Dance music and by the end of the evening, the response was ecstatic. Tonights concert will consist entirely of pieces from the historic performance, including those made famous by Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Louis Prima, and more; new and classic arrangements, burning solos, and a new take on the mid-concert jam session that went down in history.

Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom

Jazz At Lincoln Center ...

Barbican Centre
London

Tuesday

27 Feb

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Leonard Bernstein At 100

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra dedicate an evening to one of the great musical minds of the 20th Century Leonard Bernstein. Composer, conductor, showman, educator, activist: Bernstein electrified every aspect of American music. And his charm, elegance and unerring gift for melody continue to enthral audiences the world over. In what would have been his 100th year, one of the finest Jazz bands on the planet present a series of new arrangements by the Grammy Award nominated Richard DeRosa and JLCO trombonist Vincent Garner showcasing classics like West Side Story and Candide, but also uncovering gems from Bernstein\'s vast repertoire. Bernstein had a long association with the Barbican in 1986 he conducted the LSO here in front of the Queen and a year later became our resident orchestras President and this concert forms one part of a year-long celebration of his music. Tonight the JLCO will pay testament not just to his music, but also to his legacy as an educator providing insightful background about the musical selections and recreating the informative approach pioneered by Bernstein himself.

Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdom

Jazz At Lincoln Center ...

Barbican Centre
London

Wednesday

28 Feb

April

Postponed: Josef Leimberg + Vels Trio

The West Coast jazz scene is having a moment. Led by the inimitable Kamasi Washington, it has also bred standout artists like Terrace Martin, Miles Mosley, whilst also birthing the careers of Thundercat and Flying Lotus. Josef Leimberg Music PAGE is next in line to the throne; having played on Kendrick\'s already classic To Pimp A Butterfly, he teamed up with Kamasi Washington, Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kurupt, Terrace Martin and Miguel Atwood Ferguson for his debut album last year, Astral Progressions. A criminally slept on record, it stood as one of the most outstanding jazz works to emerge over the last five years, but to call it straight up jazz would be misleading, as it comes packed with flavours of funk, neo-soul and fusion all thrown in. We can\'t wait to welcome him for his debut UK show at the Jazz Cafe.

The Jazz Cafe, London, United Kingdom

Postponed: Josef Leimbe...

The Jazz Cafe
London

Sunday

01 Apr

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